Candidates who want to be elected to Dominica’s Parliament in the Soufriere Constituency by-election will begin the formal process of doing so today since it is Nomination Day.
The process begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
Candidates are expected to present themselves in order to be nominated.
The Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP) candidate is Denise Charles who was officially launched at a rally in Pointe Michel last week.
She will be facing Higgs Adam of the opposition United Worker Party (UWP).
Each candidate is expected to make a deposit of $500, which at the end of the day is deposited in the treasury.
When all the documents are in order, the information is then sent to the Electoral Office where the process of preparing the ballot papers with those who had been properly nominated printed on them.
The by-election is expected to take place on June 7.
It came about because former MP Ian Pinard resigned due to allegations of inappropriate behavior involving a minor.